I used to drive from Franklin county out here to get my hair cut and styled. It was always worth it. The owner-proprietor, Angie, always greets you with a smile and takes great care of you. There's always something happening in someone's life at the salon. It feels like s version of the TV show, Cheers, but with a salon as the backdrop. Everyone knows everyone and it feels like family there.
My wife and I moved here just after we were married. What a place. I loved the balcony and the fireplace. We both loved the loft upstairs and the pass through bar between the kitchen and living room. The apartments are spacious and beautiful. The only complaint is lack of closets. Granted, getting on I-70 at 5th Street may take awhile, but you cross the river super quick. Your close to everything - downtown St. Louis and O'Fallon are just a few minutes away. A great place to live and a good bargain.
There is no place in Pacific life Ralph's. I am convinced that he is the best stylist in town hands down. Yeah, he's a little quirky, but that's part of his charm. He treats his clients as friends, and to some that may be uncomfortable, but to me it was nice. I felt valued beyond the money he charged. Visiting Ralph's is always an adventure. He has a story for every situation and they are all priceless, it seems. Plus, yur hair will never look better.
I miss going here!!! It was the best experience I had ever had at this point in my life. My stylist was Matt, who was also the general manager at the time. What set it apart was his personality. He loved to teach, even if it was to a client in his chair, and he was really interested in my life. He showed me his family and I spoke of mine. I really felt that he was my friend, and not just my hairstylist.
Lambert is like a little big airport. There are many flights coming in and going out of here, but you are not going to get lost here. Lambert is laid out in such a way that it is self-explanatory. There are no trams or such. What may be seen as boring, I see as beautiful in its simplicity. The biggest complaint that I have about the airport is its drop off and pick up area. After the changes resulting from 911, the layout of this area is relatively unchanged, but more problematic.
I know that one of the most difficult things to do is to ask for help when you feel like you are in an emotionally bad place. There is an extra piece when you feel that spiritually, there is something else going on. In many places, you can't discuss them both, but at Crossroads you can. There's something to be said about counselors who share and express a faith and who allow and encourage me to do the same. It helped me to really explore my situation openly. I appreciate it so much.
Webster was the perfect place for me. I finished my undergraduate work here and realized that I could handle this four year college thing. I discovered myself and my interests. What sets Webster apart is the class size. While some undergrad classes feature hundreds, Webster keeps class size around 30-40. You feel more a part of things. You can stand out here. And there are great professors and an awesome library. I am very glad I went here and I know that it is a great place to figure out your future.
I found ECC to be a good place to get my bearings. After leaving a larger four year college, I needed to figure out my interests and get my confidence back. ECC was perfect for such a need. I explored college classes in a less threatening area. I learned more of what I wanted in life and I met a lot of interesting people. The main draw-back, which may be true of junior colleges as a whole, is that there exists groups of pre-formed friends from area high schools, which makes it hard for new folks to fit in.
I had a bad experience here which altered my perception of the entire company. I took my old letterman jacket to them for a good cleaning which it was in need from since the late 90s. When I went to pick it up, the color seemed to be noticably lighter. It did not resonate until I compared it to earlier pictures did I notice the change. When I attempted to dicudd it with them, they pointed to the age of the jacket and they claimed that the jacket was faded when I brought it in. Untrue, but I was unable to prove such. Never will they get my business again.
This is where I used to get my haircut when I first transitioned from barber shop to salon. It is a very nice place with a super nice staff. You are treated as though you are very important, not just as a fee for the service they provide. I'm pretty sure that if you start coming here, you'll keep coming here. I know I would if I lived close enough to justify it.